Category Archives: coq au vin

..a rude awakening….

When I was first awakened by the black cock it would be fair to say that I was not ready for it. I sleep deeply, maybe not the sleep of the just but, having never experienced that, in a sleep that is … Continue reading

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King Henry versus Colonel Sanders…

King Henri IV of France promised the people of France a chicken in the pot every Sunday, which would not have impressed Colonel Sanders, nor did it prevent him from flooding the world with the nightmarish result of millions of … Continue reading

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A good supper after a day mixing cement….

Today finds me preparing for an outing to the seaside. There will be a bucket and spade, but they will be sitting next to a hungry cement mixer that is not on holiday, which I am expected to feed with … Continue reading

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